Canada: Substantial increase in the fee for registering vehicles imported from the United States

Measure #13091 | Published 8 Dec 2016 ▲


Effective January 1, 2017, the Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) vehicle import fee for registering a vehicle imported from the United States into Canada will be $295. This represents a substantial increase from the existing level of $195. On that same date, the existing fee of $60 for parts-only vehicles rises to $90. The RIV was created to establish and maintain a system of registration, inspection and certification to Canadian standards of vehicles originally manufactured for distribution in the U.S. market that are being permanently imported into Canada. The announcement of the increase gave no reason for the change in the fee structure.

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

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Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?
Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?
Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?
Was such evidence identified?
Is such evidence publicly available?
Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?
Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?
Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?
Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?

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Date Discovered:

Implemented: Yes

Date of inception: 1 Jan 2017

GTA Evaluation: Red

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